Trump’s actions throughout his time in power resembled in many ways those of an Arab dictator; the past four years under his reign sort of exposed the United States to have been a similar authoritarian regime to those we’re used to, except perhaps with a much higher budget.
I will celebrate the revolution and the resistance of those who oppose the regime, those who fight oppression and injustice on a daily basis and in many different ways, as well as those who refuse to give up.
Within these days witnessing the continuous escalation between Erdogan and Macron, suddenly you’re afraid of being killed, when you had fled thousands of kilometers away, only to meet them here again as sleeper cells, ready to raise knives and swords to cut any neck.
If you are interested in defending Islam, look at the way politicians are harnessing it: watch Erdogan threaten the security of the world with Islam, or Al-Azhar do the same, while he lives in a parallel universe, not daring to criminalize even ISIS (because ISIS uses texts from the Qur’an) … Have you heard anyone of them say: Leave religion to individuals and let us build a state for all? Would any leader among them dare say that?
Elias Khoury has become the symbol of our failure to convince his generation – our sons – that Lebanon is a country worth living in. Our sons would say: ‘Look at Elias’ photo. Is that what you want for us too?’
Hezbollah knows, and so do we, that it has a “veto” right, represented by “its armed force”. We should also be aware of why the party has always insisted on giving this armed force its constitutional legitimacy, through the triad of “the army, the people and the resistance”.